Lusby is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 1,870 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Lusby is the 199th largest community in Maryland.
Housing costs in Lusby are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Maryland.
Lusby is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Lusby is a town of managers, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lusby who work in management occupations (19.95%), office and administrative support (17.19%), and maintenance occupations (7.22%).
Of important note, Lusby is also a town of artists. Lusby has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Lusby’s character.
Also of interest is that Lusby has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Lusby telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 17.06% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One of the nice things about Lusby is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Lusby is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Lusby, the average commute to work is 31.53 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Even though Lusby is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
In terms of college education, Lusby is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.44% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Lusby in 2010 was $34,751, which is middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $139,004 for a family of four. However, Lusby contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lusby is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Lusby home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lusby residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lusby include English, Irish, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Lusby is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.